Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2014 in Review... And Insanity in 2015!

I hope Everyone had a Happy Holiday and a fun and safe New Year!  

2014 was so much fun!  I made some awesome new stitchy friends and spent some time with some old ones.  I also had a fairly productive year!  Because of all of you and your support, Under the Sea Fabrics just keeps growing!  And I've finished more projects this year then ever before!  

Here's a few finishes I've had to keep under wraps because they were Christmas Presents.

Charbleu by Needle Delights Originals.  It's counted canvas and I used whatever threads I had in my Stash.

Hidden Treasures Pirate Map by Lynn Nicoletti.  I've been working on this for awhile for The Husband and I love the Jolly Roger frame I chose for it.

And We The People by the Ship's Manor.  This was a quick stitch!

And here is a pic of all of my 2014 Finishes!  I really feel like a lot got done :)

My Friend Kenny has talked me into starting 15 projects in the first 15 days of 2015!  Crazy right?!?!?!?!  So here are the ones I have planned.  Might Slip a few more in or switch them around.  

Today is Day Seven so I've started 7 already but I'll start off with Days One through Five in this post. 

Day One: Mermaid of Atlantis by Mirabilia Designs on   Midnight Mermaid from Under the Sea Fabrics.

Day Two: Circle of Friends by Mirabilia Designs on a Jewel by Under the Sea Fabrics.   

Day Three: Twisted Band Sampler Color Conversion on Looking Glass by Under the Sea Fabrics.  I'm converting the colors to Peacock-y colors and Band One is done in Black Forest Waterlilies and Band Two is almost done in Pine Forest Waterlilies.

Day Four: Mermaids of the Deep Blue Color Conversion on Calypso's Cay by Under the Sea Fabrics.  I am changing them to Grey and Purple and really kind of doing the conversion on the fly so the floss toss isn't accurate.

And lastly, Day Five: Alessandra Adelaide Designs Advent Calender SAL 2015 Stitched with Cardinal and Emerald Waterlilies on Looking Glass by Under the Sea Fabrics.  

Wow!  That was A LOT!  Well, in a couple of days, I'll post days six through ten.  TTFN!


  1. Awesome starts! I see you're going to do the Storytime Sampler by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - me too! Looking forward to watching your progress!

  2. All great finishes and starts.
    Love the mirror, what a neat idea.

  3. Cool starts! My goal is to finish at least 10 of my WIP's. I am into the SABLE mode now.

  4. Those are great finishes for 2014! I especially love the canvas piece.
    I'm not-so-secretly in love with the Twisted Band Sampler, and I love your conversion idea and look forward to watching it's progress (well, the rest of your pieces too, but especially that one :) )

  5. Nice choices for this year and well done on getting so much complete in 2014!

  6. I love the 2014 finishes you have done! I especially love the creativity of "snow white" in the mirror.

    15 project Starts, Wow! I have been hearing about this but wasn't up to the challenge. It looks like you have a great handle on it though!